Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


October 10, 2013

Roadblock for Youth Center

Bids cause snag in ground-breaking


“There is an initiative to change the contingency from 10 percent to something lower than that,” he said at the meeting.

But Zaimes said her group hasn’t even discussed that option yet.

Youth Center Building Committee Chairman Chris Huntress said even with the second-lowest bid, “we will still have substantial contingency and we will still be able to move forward.”

He said the 10 percent contingency is part of the agreement between the Andover Youth Foundation and selectmen and would have to be changed by amending the youth center agreement

Stapczynski said Monday night he would probably have to schedule a special meeting of the Board of Selectmen to review any changes to the contract. On Tuesday, he said that special meeting may have to be delayed because there are many options on the table.

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